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Elevator/Amusement Inspector

Date Posted:  May 5, 2022
Requisition ID:  299523

North Judson, IN, US, 46366


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


About the Indiana Department of Homeland Security:

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) leads Indiana's emergency planning and operations, first responder training and fire and building safety. The Indiana State Fire Marshal leads the Division of Fire and Building Safety (within IDHS), which oversees the enforcement of building codes and includes a fire investigations unit. The agency certifies and trains thousands of first responders and also hosts state-level exercises each year. IDHS also supports the state Emergency Operations Center (EOC), which leads response and coordination efforts for large-magnitude incidents.




This position traditionally starts at $36,062 per year and may be commensurate with education and work experience. 


Next level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Job:

As an Elevator and Amusement Inspector, you will serve as a division field representative for the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) making acceptance and annual inspections and tests to determine whether systems and components adhere to the requirements of applicable elevator and amusement device codes/ski lift regulations. 

A Day in the Life:

​The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Apply elevator, escalator, and amusement device codes to the various units installed or operating in the field. 
  • Inspect new installations for compliance with applicable rules and regulations. 
  • Advise local elevator manufacturers, amusement device owners/operators, building and fire authorities, architects, and engineers regarding the application of promulgated codes. 
  • Cause cessation of operation of units for non-compliance with codes, laws, rules and regulations. 
  • Ensure the proper filing of plans and specifications for alterations and repairs before releasing elevators and rides for normal use. 
  • Investigate and attempt to resolve field complaints. 
  • Serve as a witness in court on elevator and amusement device code violations when litigation. 
  • Prepare and submit weekly reports to field supervisor. 
  • Recommend elevator code revisions based on field experience. 

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.  

What You'll Need for Success:

This person must have the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Hold and maintain a valid driver’s licenses. 
  • Working knowledge of state codes, administrative rules and regulations governing elevator, escalator and amusement devices installations and maintenance. 
  • Specialized knowledge of standard practices, principles, processes, tools, equipment, and materials used in the construction, installation, maintenance and repair of elevators, escalators and amusement devices. 
  • Working knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to the work. 
  • Ability to interpret elevator, escalator, and amusement device codes. 
  • Ability to read construction plans, specifications, and shop drawings. 
  • Ability to use various measuring instruments as related to elevator and amusement device equipment. 
  • Ability to explain codes technically and effectively to manufacturers, architects, engineers, building contractors, building owners and amusement device owners/operators. 
  • Ability to resolve problems concerning non-compliance with codes. 
  • Ability to gain access to elevator car tops and climb in potentially hazardous equipment. 

This person must satisfy the following requirements to continue employment: 

  • Must pass the National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials Certification after one year of experience.  
  • Must pass the National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities Certification after one year of experience. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:


The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans;
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards);
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution; 
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities;
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match; 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options; 
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave; 
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave;
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off; 
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years; 
  • Education Reimbursement Program;
  • Group life insurance; 
  • Referral Bonus program;
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits; 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program; 
  • Free Parking for most positions;
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access;


Equal Employment Opportunity:


The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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